Windows 8.1 activation has been bypassed

Well that didn’t take too long, did it? Pirated versions of Windows 8.1 can now be activated via a KMS workaround.

Neowin community member FaiKee tipped us that the a dodgy KMS tool can now activate Windows 8.1 by using a traditional Key Management Service workaround, and it works for all editions of Windows 8.1 too.

This type of hack has long been used to “officially” activate Microsoft products, including Office and previous versions of Windows.

With Windows 8.1 being only a few days old we dare to say that we’ll probably start seeing a lot more “activated” copies of the OS being installed thanks to this hack.

As usual, we won’t provide links to any such products but we bet your Google search skills will lead you right to the source, which is MDL by the way..

Thanks to FaiKee for the tip!

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